Is Redwood City Tap Water Safe to Drink?

Last Update12:53 pm, April 8, 2021

The estimated price of bottled water

$2 in USD (1.5-liter)

User Submitted Ratings for Redwood City Tap Water

  • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 30% Low
  • Water Pollution 40% Moderate
  • Drinking Water Quality and Accessibility 100% Very High
  • Water Quality 100% Very High

The above data is comprised of subjective, user submitted opinions about the water quality and pollution in Redwood City, measured on a scale from 0% (lowest) to 100% (highest).

Can You Drink Tap Water in Redwood City?

Yes, tap water is drinkable.

Tap Safe includes data from many publicly available sources, including the WHO (World Health Organization), CDC (Center for Disease Control), and user submitted databases, but unfortunately there's not enough data about Redwood City.

To see user submitted ratings of the water quality for California, see the "User Submitted Ratings" box on this page.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has established certain guidelines for the quality of drinking water. These guidelines were established based on scientific evidence that showed what was known to be harmful to human health, especially to children. The Agency has also set standards for the quality of “other” drinking water, also known as municipal water. The standards apply to treatment centers and suppliers, just like with tap water. This is so we can all be protected from dangerous chemicals.

Our environment is already being compromised by the pollution and waste from factories, but adding chemicals to the water is definitely not the answer. This just adds to the problems of pollution and waste in our water supply. And, as I mentioned above, they will only be found in water that has already been treated through a municipal water plant. These chemicals have already been found in water that is sent out for consumption and are often in bottled water.

Contaminants


City of Redwood City

EWG's drinking water quality report shows results of tests conducted by the water utility and provided to the Environmental Working Group by the California State Water Resources Control Board, as well as information from the U.S. EPA Enforcement and Compliance History database (ECHO). For the latest quarter assessed by the U.S. EPA (January 2019 - March 2019), tap water provided by this water utility was in compliance with federal health-based drinking water standards.

Utility details

  • Serves: 84557
  • Data available: 2012-2017
  • Data Source: Purchased surface water
  • Total: 16

Contaminants That Exceed Guidelines

  • Bromodichloromethane
  • Chloroform
  • Dichloroacetic acid
  • Total trihalomethanes (TTHMs)
  • Trichloroacetic acid

Other Detected Contaminants

  • Aluminum*
  • Bromide*
  • Chlorate
  • Chromium (hexavalent)
  • Dibromoacetic acid
  • Fluoride*
  • Haloacetic acids (HAA5)
  • Molybdenum*
  • Monochloroacetic acid
  • Strontium
  • Vanadium

Reminder

Always take extra precautions, the water may be safe to drink when it leaves the sewage treatment plant but it may pick up pollutants during its way to your tap. We advise that you ask locals or hotel staff about the water quality. Also, note that different cities have different water mineral contents.

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